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Small Business Wellbeing and Support


The Australian Government is investing in tools and resources to support small business owners’ wellbeing.

There are around 3.3 million small businesses in Australia who help our economy prosper. A small business owner takes on many roles in the operations of their business; they are the operations specialist, stakeholder manager, customer service representative, employer and face of the business. A small business owner is ultimately responsible for the success of their business, including meeting regulatory responsibilities. They do more than just run their business, they’re often involved in community events and a key support for other local businesses.

As such, it comes as no surprise that individuals with so many business responsibilities often find themselves facing challenges and stressors that can directly impact on their mental health and wellbeing.

Good mental health is good for small business, good for the economy and ultimately benefits the whole community.


The following is a list of all the videos that are associated with Small Business Wellbeing and Support.

  • My Business Health

    Watch My Business Health
    The My Business Health website was launched by the Minister for Small and Family Business, The Hon Michaelia Cash on Tuesday 10 December at Altina Drinks, a small business digital champion, based in Canberra.
  • The importance of mentally healthy workplaces

    Watch The importance of mentally healthy workplaces
    In this video, listen to Nick Arvanitis and Leanne Faulkner talk about the importance of mentally healthy workplaces and the pressures that small business owners face.
  • Pearls of Wisdom

    Watch Pearls of Wisdom
    In this video small business coaches share their top tips and pearls of wisdom to help you achieve your goals.
  • Healthy Mind

    Watch Healthy Mind
    You as the business owner are the most valuable asset to your business. Looking after your business means looking after yourself, yet it is often hard to prioritise. Hear from some small business coaches about why maintaining good mental health and wellbeing is important and what focusing on...
  • Managing Stress

    Watch Managing Stress
    As a small business owner it is important to recognise when you are feeling symptoms of stress and to find ways to help manage that stress. Watch this video to hear about stress management tips and techniques that will assist you to thrive in your business.
  • Pressure Points

    Watch Pressure Points
    As a small business operator there are a number of common pressure points, which change throughout each stage of your business’s growth. In this video, small business coaches talk about managing these pressure points whether you are in the start-up phase, early years of operation, or running a...
  • Family and Business

    Watch Family and Business
    Looking after wellbeing in all domains of your life can be a challenging task when you are running a business, trying to balance work and family commitments. This video provides advice on maintaining healthy personal relationships while running your business.